Nurture Your Heart, Belly & Soul Retreat, North Goa, India | 12 - 19 January 2020
Rejseudbyder: Imken Donde
Destination: Mandrem, Nord Goa, Indien
Rejsedato: 12. - 19. januar 2020
Pris: fra 790,00 € (ca. 5.900,00 dkk) ekskl. flybillet og transfer
Kategori: Yogarejse, Danseferie og Retreat
Antal pladser: 12 | Åben for booking
Afrejse fra: Frit valg
Meditationsform: Diverse meditation og åndedrætsøvelser
Yogaform: Hatha, Sama Yoga, Yin, Restorative & Somatic Yoga
Tillades børn: Nej
Er rejsen røgfri: Nej
Er rejsen alkoholfri: Nej
‘I really appreciated your generous commitment to provide each of us with a variety of tools to use in our practice. This was more than a yoga experience: a joint exploration, a precious human and spiritual encounter shared by women from all horizons. Thank you again for all this.’
– Olivia Bruyas (attended 2016 retreat)
'I have learned so much. I have learned from you, and from changes within myself. And those changes within, I think are what we all should be looking for. A wise person once said, "There is no good, nor evil. There is no positive, nor negative. Only consequences." So, my meeting with you all, with Ashiyana, Mumbai, Goa and India has had an enormous effect on my perception of life. Life is good!'
– Trond Jacobsen (attended 2019 retreat)
Join Imken for a special week of deeply relaxing, energizing and meditative Yoga at Ashiyana’s exclusive retreat centre in tranquil Mandrem village, with it’s own in-house Spa and experienced massage therapists, natural water pool, on-site Ayurvedic doctor, and plenty of relaxation areas and free internet, right on the ocean with quite and vast sandy beaches.
Created by Londoner Chris Nelson in 2004, and successfully running since, Ashiyana is a well-established retreat centre with experienced and well-trained international staff. It is especially experienced in catering for European travellers for whom comfort, tranquility and safety is important. It makes for an ideal, safe place to visit India for the first time, or by yourself.
Many Ashiyana guests, who often times travel from Europe, keep returning year after year, often long-term to make it their escape winter residency. It’s one of the most comfortable, peaceful and well-organized retreat centres in North Goa.
It’s a convenient 90 minutes from Goa Dabolim Airport by taxi (organised by Ashiyana if you wish), and flights start from 250 Euro. Some flights are direct from London, Manchester, Helsinki and Copenhagen. The earlier booked, the better deal you get, and the shorter the flight time. Booking directly with the airline is advised. Check Air India for direct flights to GOA DABOLIM, or via Mumbai. They have a reliable service and are great to fly with. Thomas Cook has direct flights fro London. Quatar offers flights via Doha. Lufthansa, Air France or Oman Air can be good alternatives. See rates and times at Momondo. Bare in mind that Goa is 3.5 hours ahead of Danish time.
Ashiyana has splendidly tasteful accommodation, varying from stylish, simple yet comfortable beach hut to luxury suite with own balcony or garden, all at affordable prices. Rooms can be rented as singles or shared with a partner or friend (one luxurious large triple suite we have). All rooms have a private en-suite bath, and most have outdoors balcony, terrace or garden. Check out Ahsiyana’s webpage for more information about the different accommodation options.
Though Ashiyana is tucked away on an island of private palm-treed gardens, and a 2 min sand dune walk to its peaceful and vast golden beaches, It’s only a short walk to Mandrem Village with all modern amenities, cash machine, sweet little cafes and restaurants, great clothes shops and general shops that have anything you might have forgotten at home - pharmaceuticals, beach wear, organic food and much more.
Ashiyana serves rich and abundant healthy breakfast-brunches and dinner buffets. Tea and water is available around the clock, All water including that for cooking is filtered and safe to drink, Food is mainly vegetarian, with twice weekly fish. Its’ Indian-Western Fusion Cuisine is much loved by its many returning guests!
Imken has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has extensively studied yoga, Tai Chi and healing modalities since 2012. She has been an in-house teacher at Ashiyana for 4 years and is offering retreats at Ashiyana Goa, in Sweden and on Sardinia since 2016. Imken weaves mainly softer styles of yoga (Restorative, Yin, Somatic and Sama Yoga) together with body work (Craniosacral, Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage, amongst other) and offers a yoga practice to suit individual needs and the group.
During this week you will be softly unwinding out of stress, tension and perhaps dis-comfort, to flow gradually into more openness, moving body as much or as little as needed, You are invited to find your very personal way into deeper relaxation, and towards a more open heart, stronger intuition, and to build physical and mental strength and clarity. You are welcome to practice as much or a little as feels right for you.
You will be exploring and nurturing your heart and belly space, sensitizing into your sometimes hidden gems of intuition and your potential to express and feel love - towards yourself firstly, and with that towards others, as well as letting go of potential emotional and physical blockages in and around the heart - with that in your chest, shoulders and neck - as well as in your abdomen and organ system, to improve digestive functioning and strengthen our gut intuition.
Some classes will be more active and flowing (creative & intuitive Hatha Flow), others more relaxed and slow (Yin, Restorative & a gentle Somatic Yoga). Meditation, Pranayama (breath work), Mantra chants and partner work will also be offered.
It’ll get musical at times with live guitar, eclectic world sounds from African drum to classical, as well as nourishment through one-2-one attention via therapeutic & craniosacral touch, as well as diving into deep stillness and silence.
All are welcome, including complete beginners. If you are able to attend a few yoga classes before, even better!
Price: 790-1550€ per person
Check in is from 2pm on the day of arrival, and check out is 10 am on the day of departure. The first meal will be served at 7pm on the day of arrival.
• A non-refundable deposit of 400 Euro is required to confirm your space and we will hold it for 7 x days for you from the day of booking and receipt of payment accordingly. Imken will notify you by email to re-confirm your place as soon as payment has been received.
• Balance payment is due by 12th October 2019. Any payments made after that need to be paid in full at time of booking.
• Payment is refundable up until 4 months before retreat start, minus the deposit.
Payments can be made via transferwise.com, via Paypal or by bank transfer. Transferwise is the cheapest option unless paying via a UK bank account. Please note all transfer charges are to be covered by you. Further information about payments you shall receive after booking.
Cancellations made less then 4 – 3 months prior to retreat start are refunded by 60%, less the deposit. After that no refund is given, unless the space can be filled.
Please note there will be no discounts or refunds for late arrivals, early departures, travel delays, illness, flight cancellations or unattended classes. You are advised to take out travel insurance to protect you from such eventualities and for your own piece of mind.
In the unlikely event of the retreat being cancelled your retreat payments will be refunded in full. Any other costs such as flights, travel or other are not refunded.
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